By Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon
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2 6–10 max. 10. 13. Listed here in ascending order, according to speed. 13: Flight Distances During Bird Migration The figures represent an outbound or return flight, which means that the annual distance flown is twice as far. 12. Listed according to distance covered. 14: Migratory Times of Selected Birds Native to Germany Roman numerals are used to indicate the months. The Arabic numbers 1, 2, and 3 after the slash stand for the first, second, and third “third” of the month. 0: Numbers that Amaze This table brings together interesting figures from the Sects.
2: Twitch Times for Muscles The twitching of a muscle consists of contraction and relaxation. 3. Listed in descending order from shortest to longest twitch. On the physiology of muscles, see also Siewing 1980. After Bertelsmann 1979, Heidermanns 1957 Species Muscle Twitch time (s) Housefly Bumblebee Bee Dragonfly Rock dove Grasshopper Frog Bat European pond turtle Human Frog Pond mussel Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Wing muscle Jumping muscle Calf muscle Wing muscle Biceps M. 2.
The Arabic numbers 1, 2, and 3 after the slash stand for the first, second, and third “third” of the month. 0: Numbers that Amaze This table brings together interesting figures from the Sects. 5 Excretion. BL body length, BW body weight. 1: Absorption of Nutrients in the Body RQ respiratory quotient For more detail on digestion, see Siewing 1980. 2: Required Daily Food Intake Figures given are percentage of body weight (BW). Listed according to increasing food requirements. Food requirements are related to the basal metabolic rate.
Amazing Numbers in Biology by Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon